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In anticipation of his 35th studio album Psychedelic Pill , Neil Young took to Twitter today to take questions from his fans. Which meant the occasional one word answer, a couple of jokes, and even a question from himself. Read the full transcript below.
@rod_sims: What’s the significance of the name Psychedelic Pill?
Neil Young: It is a pill that induces psychedelia.
@joellynch8: Will you be touring the uk soon neil?
Neil Young: Yes.
@fitnessystem: If you were forced to play only one for the rest of your life: acoustic or electric?
Neil Young: Electric.
@bennett933: Do you have any friends who have overcome heroin addiction? I have a 21 yr old daughter in rehab.
Neil Young: Yes, I do have friends who have overcome heroin addiction. She should just stay with it.
@bibalasvegas: Did you read ‘Shakey’ biography before writing ‘Waging Heavy Peace’?
Neil Young: No.
@shoefactory: How much of what Crazy Horse is creating on stage this tour is improvised? So much magic seeing you at Outside Lands this year…
Neil Young: A lot is improvised.
@smiful: What is your favourite song to jam to with Crazy Horse?
Neil Young: I don’t have a favorite.
@BoltonNorthy: Are you going to release your Glastonbury set as a live album?
Neil Young: Maybe.
@roqueandrolle: When will you be in Dublin again good sir?
Neil Young: pretty soon.
@tdunning: What was your 1st guitar and do you have it still?
Neil Young: It was a harmony. Don’t have it still.
@Kapuskasing: Do you still have Canadian citizenship?
Neil Young: Yeah.
@JADoss23: You are my hero Neil. Thanks for everything you do. As an aspiring musician you have any advice about getting noticed?
Neil Young: Get out a little, that would be good.
@jlszxc: What’s going on with your Car/ Automobile project?
Neil Young: it’s almost done, putting an interior in it then it’s done.
@brizzahizza: World Series prediction?
Neil Young: Detroit or San Francisco
@adizzca: What are you reading?
Neil Young: I was reading something… what was it… it wasn’t that good… so I stopped reading it #askneil
@Bad_Tweets_Guy: How are you preparing for the Imminent apocalypse this December? Any tips?
Neil Young: Working out
@OhJeremiah: What do you love about New Orleans?
Neil Young: music
@benhellier: Where did you get that shirt?
Neil Young: Christmas Present.
@northsidechad: What’s next, PONO or Archives 2?
Neil Young: PONO
@NationalAnthems: Do you like radiohead?
Neil Young: Yes.
@kcr714: Do you plan on playing any songs never performed live on this tour?
Neil Young: we’ve done that already
@plato_03: I just saw you play at the bridge school benefit concert. would you ever consider a collab album with Jack White?
Neil Young: I Like Jack White.
@tholt312: How has politics changed your music throughout the years
Neil Young: Ask me in two weeks
@Michfoshizzle: Have you ever thought of recording a song with Dave Grohl? I think you should.
Neil Young: Yes, I think we will.
@KariWillNott: How can people support Farm Aid?
Neil Young: Buy American food produced by local farmers. Avoid GMOs at Whole Foods
@RugbyGuy Ok. Any chance of you & Axel releasing an album together?
Neil Young: Axl and I are doing a world tour together
Neil Young: @RugbyGuy …that was proof you can’t believe everything you read #askneil
@SmokeyDouglas: From the new generation of bands coming through at the moment, who do you rate?
Neil Young: Foster the people.
@akemi99: Bono said he likes them, too… it is surprising two super stars like them..
Neil Young: Who is Bono?
@Laurecker: Where do babies come from?
Neil Young: You and someone else.
@manuelv1695: Do you have favorite keys in creating chord progressions to sing over?
Neil Young: Yes.
@juliesneath: Tomorrow night is the first time I’ll see you and the Horse in concert. What should I expect?
Neil Young: bring oats and smell the horse.
@BHLjournalism: My dad’s been a diehard fan since the start and he passed it on to me. what does it mean to have fans across multi generations?
Neil Young: If you’re still alive, it means you’re getting old.
@ptholtz: I partied too hard and passed out for 1/2 of the Red Rocks show. Do you forgive me?
Neil Young: First you must forgive yourself.
You reissued/remastered your first four albums a few years back. Any plans for the rest of your back catalogue?
Neil Young: I’ve remastered the whole catalog.
@KepieT: What cd is in your car right now?
Neil Young: Tempest.
@CarlosSinNombre: What guitar did you use in on the beach (the song)? It’s one of the best guitar sound i think I’ve heard.
Neil Young: Old Black
@VugArakas: what was it like jamming with @TheSadies?
Neil Young: Fun.
@glenbarkwith: Your thoughts on the NHL Lockout?
Neil Young: money money money money money money money
@Crissy11823862: What do you think about gay people like me , is being gay ok to you?
Neil Young: Gay is good
@zogriddim: Why are you still with a major label you seem to want to control your own ship?
Neil Young: Why would I not be with a major label? I love my label. music people live there.
@Bpclementi: How do you maintain your time for creativity with family and other projects pulling at you?
Neil Young: My family supports me.
@neilyoung: Why did you wait until you were sober to do “Psychedelic Pill?” I enjoy talking to myself on Twitter.
Neil Young: ….
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